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No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one's laughing at God
When they're starving or freezing or so very poor

No one laughs at God
When the doctor calls after some routine tests
No one's laughing at God
When it's gotten real late
And their kid's not back from that party yet

No one laughs at God
When their airplane start to uncontrollably shake
No one's laughing at God
When they see the one they love, hand in hand with someone else
And they hope that they're mistaken

No one laughs at God
When the cops knock on their door
And they say "We've got some bad news, sir."
No one's laughing at God
When there's a famine or fire or flood

*Chorus*
But God can be funny
At a cocktail party when listening to a good God-themed joke, or
Or when the crazies say He hates us
And they get so red in the head you think they're 'bout to choke
God can be funny,
When told he'll give you money if you just pray the right way
And when presented like a genie who does magic like Houdini
Or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus
God can be so hilarious

Ha ha

Ha ha

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one's laughing at God
When they've lost all they've got
And they don't know what for

No one laughs at God on the day they realize
That the last sight they'll ever see is a pair of hateful eyes
No one's laughing at God when they're saying their goodbyes
But God can be funny
At a cocktail party when listening to a good God-themed joke, or
Or when the crazies say He hates us
And they get so red in the head you think they're 'bout to choke
God can be funny,
When told he'll give you money if you just pray the right way
And when presented like a genie who does magic like Houdini
Or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus
God can be so hilarious

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one laughing at God in hospital
No one's laughing at God in a war
No one's laughing at God when they're starving or freezing or so very poor

No one's laughing at God
No one's laughing at God
No one's laughing at God
We're all laughing with God



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    pinkltinkleOct 21, 2009 at 2:37 am
    The song is not about god not existing or not caring, sorry cookiemonster02 but it is about how regina spektor is saying how in bad times, no one makes jokes about him, but look towards. People who were never religious in the life ever, still pray in those bad times. Also when she is doing ha ha its like she is sarcastic. She is saying god can be funny though in the good times, and people laugh at him because he is presented in all the wrong ways and we make jokes. But she is saying how no one is laughing at god because of the hard times. But how we should be laughing with god. She is actually standing up for God.
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    SocialSatireJul 17, 2009 at 2:36 pm
    I think this song is about never questioning or laughing at God, because there will be a time in your life when you don't have anything but God to guide you through it.
    So think about that the next time you question his existence.
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    kaylacheyanne54May 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    To me this song is saying that people question God when things are ok and nothings wrong. But when somethings wrong all your faith goes to him. This song actually gave me chills. God cares and I agree with the comment below. She's standing up for God.
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    cookiemonster02Oct 11, 2009 at 6:20 pm
    i think she's saying god doesn't care, she makes it like the main theme of the song is about god's existence but in the end she says "we're all laughing with god". kind of saying like we all laugh at other people's toil, and so does god. it's nothing about god actually, she used the word god to represent fate or life, its really about how this world doesn't care, and that if god existed, he would just be laughing at us.

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